TINIAN ISLAND COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS - Between SEPTEMBER 2 and NOVEMBER 6 1945: Photo from an old album of the Enola Gay the United States Air Force B-29 bomber that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima Japan on August 5th 1945

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Still Justified 70 Years Later

Defense by from Investor's Business Daily, August 5, 2015

Aug. 6 marks one of America’s most important anniversaries, remarkable for what happened on that date in 1945 and for what did not happen subsequently.

What did happen was that the Enola Gay, an American B-29 bomber, dropped Little Boy, a uranium-based atomic bomb, on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. That dramatic act hastened the end of World War II, which concluded within a week of the Aug. 9 detonation of Fat Man, a plutonium-based bomb, over Nagasaki.

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